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Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2019


Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Products Recalled

Ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough products have been recalled due to the potential presence of rubber pieces.

The recall covers bars, tubs and tube-shaped chubs with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295.

These recalled products were distributed in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

The recall does not include Nestle Toll House Morsels, Toll House Ice Cream Sandwiches, Toll House Edible Cookie Dough, or Professional SKUs.

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Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA

Radiation oncology expert Dr. Stephen Hahn has been nominated as the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

Hahn, 59, is chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and he has been a professor of radiation oncology there since January 2015, CNN reported.

Dr. Ned Sharpless, acting commissioner of the FDA, will return to his role as the director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said.

The FDA has a $5.7 billion budget and more than 17,000 employees, CNN reported.

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